Originally Posted by Vestito
See that hole on the left hand side? sorta a square + oval? used to only be an oval, the x1250 stuck out too far and blocked most of that hole... so I took a dremel to it and viola! cables fit. Next 2 mods are going to be a acrylic piece that separates the 5.25 + psu bay from the bottom area, then a side window mod with a fan attachment to feed air to my 7970s
ahh gotcha. nice mod
i was wondering why you had to cut, but i see where the wire routing would have been an issue otherwise. hope you keeping track of photos for a proper mod/build log. i think alot of people would be interested in seeing a pair of 7970 in that case
IMO you should hold off on the side panel fan mod till you get an idea of what kind of temps you are getting with the 7970's IMO fan holes = ugly and disturbs the airflow pattern. I think you are underestimating the capability of the AP181. IF you feel that strongly about adding more fans, I'd actually consider cutting the roof just above the 5.25 bays and make a 120 / 140mm intake port in that location. get a replacement filter just like the one that came with the powersupply so they'd kinda match. this way, the intake from the top fan feeds directly down onto your top 7970 and you'd still have the pristine look of a windowed side panel w/o the ugliness of a fan port.
anyway that's my 2cp on that